John Lytle Wilson

Painting
1929 3rd Avenue North

John Lytle Wilson (born February 9, 1977 in Rock Hill, South Carolina) is a painter and muralist, best known for his brightly-colored paintings of robots, monkeys and unicorns engaged in combat or flight and sometimes invading kitschy landscapes from thrift store paintings.

A native of South Carolina, he earned a BFA from Birmingham-Southern College and a Master of Fine Arts from Florida State, where he later taught.

In 2008 Wilson moved back to Birmingham with his wife, Liz. He has previously taught in the Wallace State and UAB art departments before joining the faculty at Birmingham-Southern College in 2013. He left teaching in 2018 to pursue art full time. He has an international exhibition record and currently shows locally at the Grand Bohemian Gallery.